What makes a great quarterback? Is it their accuracy, the number of wins under their belt, or their leadership skills? Perhaps is has to do with how many Super Bowl rings they have won. To many football fans across America, there have been many great quarterbacks that have never acquired one of those highly coveted rings. The following list will break down 5 quarterbacks that never won a Super Bowl but are still considered by fans to be of greatness.
1. Dan Marino- Dan only made it to one Super Bowl during his career when he played for the Miami Dolphins in 1985. Unfortunately, they lost to the 49ers in that game. He was admired for his great accomplishments during his career, including being a 1983 first-round draft pick and being inducted into the hall of fame. He started out with one of the best rookie seasons of all time. He ended his 17 year long career in 2000 but is still respected by fans and players alike.
2. Warren Moon- Harold Warren Moon is another 17 year player and member of the football hall of fame that never won a Superbowl. During those 17 years he played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, and the Houston Oilers. During his football career, Moon won numerous awards such as Man of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year, and Most Valuable Player. Following his retirement from the field, Moon went on to pursue a career in sports broadcasting.
3. Fran Tarkenton- Francis Asbury Tarkenton is best known for the time he spent playing for the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings. Amazingly, when he retired in 1978, Fran had owned every major quarterback record. He made it to 3 super bowls but never managed to bring home the ring. Fran also pursued a career in broadcasting and was featured on the weekly broadcast of Monday Night Football as a reporter.
4. Steve McNair- Stephen LaTreal McNair, nicknamed Air McNair, spent the majority of his NFL career with the Houston Oilers, Baltimore Ravens, and Tennessee Titans. He played for the NFL for a total of 13 seasons, starting for most of them. In 2000, when he was playing for Tennessee, McNare came his closest to a Super Bowl ring against the St. Louis Rams. Unfortunately it was not to be. That game went down in history as one of the most painful Super Bowl losses of all time.
5. Dan Fouts – Daniel Francis Fouts is another famed hall of fame NFL player that grasped at winning the Super Bowl but was never successful. His entire career, which spanned from 1973 to 1987, was spent playing for the San Diego Chargers. He is known as being one of the most prolific players and quarterbacks overall during the decades in which he played. He set various records and was frequently awarded with titles like Most Valuable Player, earning him a spot on this list.